High quality, award-winning education can be found in Searcy from pre-school to doctorate degrees. 


Searcy School District
The Searcy School District is committed to providing students with a quality education. Over 4,100 students are served on 6 campuses across the city.

The three elementary schools which consist of McRae Elementary, Sidney Deener Elementary, and Westside Elementary-- house students in grades K-3, Southwest Middle School is made up of grades 4-6, Ahlf Junior High School educates students in grade 7 and 8, and Searcy High School is comprised of students in grades 9-12. Students have access to the finest technology in the classrooms with over 1,800 computers in the district. Each school has content-filtered access to the internet. 


The district offers a challenging educational learning climate through high quality curricula including gifted and talented programs, special education, advanced placement courses and technology. The Searcy School District is fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and AdvancEd. 

Searcy Public School District has been recognized a number of times for high performance on the Benchmark and End of Course Examinations and has been ranked among the top ten school districts in the state of Arkansas.

For more information, please contact the Searcy School District
Administration at (501) 268-3517 or log on to their website at

Searcy School District
Certified Teachers: 305
Classified Employees: 166

Westside Elementary - 512 Country Club 268-0111
(K - 3) Enrollment = 513

McRae Elementary - 609 West McRae 268-3936
(K - 3) Enrollment = 469

Sidney Deener Elementary - 163 Cloverdale 268-3850
(K - 3) Enrollment = 430

Southwest Middle School - 1000 West Beebe-Capps 268-3125
(4 - 6) Enrollment = 897

Ahlf Junior High - 308 West Vine 268-3158
(7 - 8) Enrollment = 658  

Searcy High School - 301 North Ella 268-8315
(9-12) Enrollment = 1176

Riverview School District
The Riverview School District is comprised of four schools located in Kensett, Judsonia and Searcy. The district serves 1,400 students and has almost 200 employees.

The school district is committed to helping students succeed, which can be seen through the many programs in place to support students and their families. Student programs include Gifted & Talented, vocational education and a variety of special services. For more information, please contact the administration offices at (501)279-0540. 800 Raider Drive. Searcy.   


Harding Academy
Harding Academy's primary purpose is to provide a high quality academic education in a Christian environment. Believing that Christianity is vital for genuine character development, we intend for the Bible to be the center from which everything radiates.  Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that focuses on the spiritual, academic, and athletic.  It is fully accredited by Arkansas Non- Public School Accrediting Association (ANSAA) and the National Christian School Association (NCSA), and district accreditation status from AdvancEd, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvment.

For more information, please contact the Harding Academy
Administration office at (501) 279-7200 and their website       

1529 East Park Ave 279-7200
(K-12) Enrollment = 630

Cornerstone Christian Academy
Their vision is to provide students with a solid academic knowledge and Godly wisdom, while instilling character and courage for living Christian leaders.  The academy offers low student-teacher ratios and extra-curricular activities.  They strive to keep tuition affordable and welcome parent 
involvement. K-12 classes are offered, housed in Searcy Faith Assembly of God Church.

2447 Highway 16 N. 279-3006
(K - 12)

Liberty Christian School
An independent, community-supported, Christian school. Certified teachers, the A-Beka Book curriculum and class size limits of fifteen students ensure academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. At Liberty, students find an enviroment where peer pressure works toward education and Christian citizenship, not negative behavior. We work to create an atmosphere where academic achievment and spiritual growth is valued and doesn't conflict with social acceptance. Pre-Kindergarten-6th grade classes are offered and the average enrollment is approximately 75 students. 

1202 S. Benton 268-4848


CrossPointe Preparatory

A certified University-Model school (UMS) designed with two guiding principles: 1) to offer students the opportunity to acquire a high degree of academic achievement and 2) to preserve and strengthen the God-ordained family relationships in which
the Christian faith is most effectively fostered, UMS assumes that parents are the most influential factor in a child's emotional, social and spiritual development. 

Consquently, the school seedk to provide parents with the opportunity to work consistently with their children during their school years and teach them the faith and values they hold dear. this partnership develops children who are morally, academically, and spiritually prepared to preform at their meximum potential while maintaining strong family relationships for the fostering of the Christian faith. They offer PreK-12th grade.  900 North Main (501)230-6490


The Sunshine School is a non-profit education school in Searcy that serves students of all ages.

901 Airport Loop 268-9227 White County Groups offers supervised living services for adults with intellectual disabilities.


Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the traditions of liberal arts and sciences. The University has eight academic units; the College of Allied Health, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Bible and Ministry, the College of Business Administration, the College of Communication, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Science. Graduate and Professional programs are offered in several fields. The Honors College is designed to serve all majors at the University.

An international studies program is offered, with overseas campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy, and Zambia. Harding has served the community, nation and world for more than 90 years and earns national recognition annually for its dedication to top-quality academics in a Christian environment. Harding is featured  each year for excellence in education by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" issue and as the Best Dollar Value. Harding attracts students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

Harding University
915 East Market Street
Degrees Offered: AA, AS, B, M, Doctorates
Student Population: 7,150
(501) 279-4000 or (800) 477-4407


Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, has a primary focus on technical and occupational programs, where students can complete most of the programs in about one year and earn a technical certificate. These credits will also apply to the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree for those who want to continue their education after the technical certificate. ASU-Searcy offers nine programs: Air Conditioning, Auto Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, EMT/Paramedic, Health Information Assistant, Power Sports Engines, Practical Nursing, and Welding.

ASU-Searcy now offers courses toward an Associate of Science in Business and and Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degrees. Courses are conveniently offered on a rotating basis evenings during fall and spring semesters and days and evenings in summer terms. 

Financial assistance is available for many students through scholarships, our Financial Aid office, Career Pathways, and the SNAP Employment and Training program. The Regional Career Center at ASU-Searcy offers programs to high school students in arears of interest, such as medical professions, welding, and computer aided drafting and design. Many high school students receive concurrent credit-that is college credit and high school credit for these programs. 

ASU-Searcy also offers Adult Education classes for students seeking a General Educational Development (GED) diploma and Continuing Education offers a variety of non-credit courses, such as computer software training, leisure arts, and industry certification. For more information, visit the ASU-Beebe website at, or call (501.507.6200).

ASU - Searcy
A Technical Campus of ASU - Beebe
1800 East Moore
Searcy, AR 72143
Degree: Technical Certificate & Certificate of Proficiency
Student Population:
Credit classes-560


Searcy Beauty College
1004 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143

The University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Lyon College and the University of Central Arkansas are also located within a 50 mile radius of Searcy. 

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